Taekwon-Do is beneficial to most age groups. Ideally children should be at least seven years old, but we do have classes that cater specifically for 3 to 6 year old children to help prepare them for our older age group classes.
What you need to start? You need very little to start training in Taekwon-Do other than enthusiasm. In time you will need a uniform (Dobok) which you can obtain through your Instructor and a little later on you would also need to purchase sparring equipment. This is usually purchased through the instructor also, for the same cost as it is sold in the shops, (sometimes cheaper), but you are most welcome to purchase it elsewhere. (However, we do ask that you talk to us before you buy, to ensure you are meeting various safety requirements).
What can you hope to achieve from training in Taekwon-Do? Apart from the obvious benefits of Self-Defence, training in Taekwon-Do will increase your levels of fitness and flexibility. It will also give rise to new levels of confidence, especially in children and the regular exercise also helps people to combat stress and weight problems. It’s highly probable that you will make new friends also.
Still not sure? Come along a watch one of the classes and see what it’s all about.